16-05-2022: Changes in Common Post Graduate Entrance Tests: Engineering, Medical and Science graduates can study PG courses in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Majour changes are being introduced in the Common Post Graduate Entrance Tests (CPGET) 2022. Students with BTech, BPharmacy, MBBS, BDS courses or any other undergraduate degree are eligible to take admissions into six postgraduate courses, viz., Political Science, Public Administration, History, Economics, English and Telugu in six conventional universities.

The decision to make the system more flexible was taken during a meeting chaired by Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof. R Limbadri with vice chancellors of six conventional universities, viz., Osmania University, Kakatiya University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Palamuru University, Satavahana University and Telangana University on 16-05-2022.

The CPGET 2022 notification will be issued by the end of May 2022.  Osmania University will be conducting the entrance tests for all PG courses offered by conventional universities,

Further, the national integration quota in PG courses has been enhanced from the earlier five per cent to 20 per cent from the next academic year. Supernumerary seats (20 per cent above the actual intake) will be created for admitting students under the national integration quota. The decision will help more students from across the country to pursue postgraduate courses in the State. It will be applicable to all campus, constituent and affiliated colleges. The fee for the courses under this quota will be fixed by the universities concerned.
It has also been decided to implement the academic bank of credits in higher education institutions. Towards this, Osmania and Kakatiya Universities have been entrusted with the job of preparing an action plan for implementation in colleges that have ‘A’ grade of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

It is also resolved that 30 degree colleges located in the three aspirational districts programme – Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Bhupalpally and Bhadradri Kothagudem as identified by the Central government, will be trained for NAAC grading. Accordingly, a meeting with the college managements has been scheduled for May 20 which will be attended by NAAC director and TSCHE officials.